SOUTH Australian Police have detected nearly 81 drivers a day using their mobile phones while driving during the latest Operation Distraction.
Operation Distraction ran from August 26 to September 3, focused on drivers texting and making calls while driving.
The previous state-wide Operation Distraction was conducted for nine days in July this year, resulting in 599 drivers detected.
Police made 728 detections during this latest state-wide operation – a massive 81 detections a day, up from 67 in the July operation.
Superintendent Anthony Fioravanti, officer in charge of SAPOL’s Traffic Support Branch, said the number of drivers still “dicing with death” on our roads